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Brimful of Bulmers


A comment on the previous post suggested a plate of Bulmer italic ampersands. Here they are:


A note on Bulmer from Encyclopaedia of Type Faces, 1953, London: Blandford Press: “…cut by William Martin in 1790 for William Bulmer of the Shakespeare Press. It is all but a modern face with vertical stress, sharp differentiation of colour and nearly flat serifs. The American version seems to be rather more modern-face than the original…in the italic there are swash J, K, N, T and Y, reminiscent of Baskerville, whose pupil Martin was…”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Colin Fenn permalink
    21/12/2011 9:19 am

    Ampersands are the ‘pudding’ of any alphabet, always a delight to digest.

  2. Jesse permalink
    28/12/2011 11:31 am

    Sweet & savory! Thanks for obliging.

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